MEd Educational Foundations: Private School Leadership

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This program is a collaboration of the Department of Educational Foundations and the Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS). It is designed for administrators, teachers, and other educators. Instruction blends research-based knowledge with the wisdom of experienced private school leaders to prepare professionals for positions of leadership. The PSL program is cohort-based and runs for a period of two consecutive summers, each of six weeks of face-to-face instruction, and the intervening fall and spring semesters.

Delivery Options

Face-to-face courses are offered during two summers. The program has a summer start date, however; students are admitted for the subsequent *Fall semester as UH does not admit officially for summer.  The Fall and Spring semesters' field-based research course, focused on students' Plan B research projects, is offered online.


Plan B: 30 Credits

Summer I Tentative = 12 credits

  • EDEF 667F—Foundations of Curriulum Leadership
  • EDEF 667B—School Finance
  • EDEF 610—Foundations of Educational Theory
  • EDEF 678—Approaches to Educational Inquiry

Fall and Spring

  • EDEF 649 (online)—Field Studies in Ed Foundations

Summer II Tentative = 12 credits

  • EDEF 675—Introduction to Educational Policy Studies
  • EDEF 408—Community and Culture
  • EDEF 630—Cultural Diversity and Education
  • EDEF 667C—Leadership and Governance

Plan B Committee

Chair (faculty), second reader (with at least a master's degree)

Culminating Experience

Public presentation of Plan B paper

Leadership students working on their assignments

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